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Removing file name Kontiki

  • Thread starter Stupendously Stumped?
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Stupendously Stumped?

#1
Please can anyone help me? I won't lie I was surfing some website I should
not have been surfing and now I have this program Kontiki/K Service in my
programs folder that I cannot delete. I looked into my security tab or
something like to find out that this program gave itself a special permission
in. I have tried many things to try and remove it from spy/adware sweepers
nothing picks it up to where I can get rid of it. I even tried to do a
system restore but all of a sudden my system only goes back as far as when
the program installed itself, so that option is out. I'm currently on Vista
and am wondering if I reload the Vista disc will that do the trick, please
lend some guidance?
 

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#2
Please can anyone help me? I won't lie I was surfing some website I should
not have been surfing and now I have this program Kontiki/K Service in my
programs folder that I cannot delete. I looked into my security tab or
something like to find out that this program gave itself a special permission
in. I have tried many things to try and remove it from spy/adware sweepers
nothing picks it up to where I can get rid of it. I even tried to do a
system restore but all of a sudden my system only goes back as far as when
the program installed itself, so that option is out. I'm currently on Vista
and am wondering if I reload the Vista disc will that do the trick, please
lend some guidance?
Hi,

Make sure it does not have a process running in Task Manager. Next, take ownership of the file, then try deleting it. This tutorial will show you how to take ownership of the file.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67717-take-ownership-file.html

Shawn
 

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jlee1951

#3
Try looking at the info on web page identified below -

kontiki.exe - Here is the scoop on Kontiki Client as it pertains to computer
network security. The big question: what is kontiki.exe and is it spyware,
....
www.auditmypc.com/process/kontiki.asp


"Stupendously Stumped?" <Stupendously Stumped?@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote in message news:259F2842-FC1D-4E18-AABB-98992E6E24D4@xxxxxx

> Please can anyone help me? I won't lie I was surfing some website I
> should
> not have been surfing and now I have this program Kontiki/K Service in my
> programs folder that I cannot delete. I looked into my security tab or
> something like to find out that this program gave itself a special
> permission
> in. I have tried many things to try and remove it from spy/adware
> sweepers
> nothing picks it up to where I can get rid of it. I even tried to do a
> system restore but all of a sudden my system only goes back as far as when
> the program installed itself, so that option is out. I'm currently on
> Vista
> and am wondering if I reload the Vista disc will that do the trick, please
> lend some guidance?
 

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Stupendously Stumped?

#4
Thank you for the info and website, it was helpful, but I would still like to
remove it, but can't due to permissions being block by it.

"jlee1951" wrote:

> Try looking at the info on web page identified below -
>
> kontiki.exe - Here is the scoop on Kontiki Client as it pertains to computer
> network security. The big question: what is kontiki.exe and is it spyware,
> ...
> www.auditmypc.com/process/kontiki.asp
>
>
> "Stupendously Stumped?" <Stupendously Stumped?@discussions.microsoft.com>
> wrote in message news:259F2842-FC1D-4E18-AABB-98992E6E24D4@xxxxxx

> > Please can anyone help me? I won't lie I was surfing some website I
> > should
> > not have been surfing and now I have this program Kontiki/K Service in my
> > programs folder that I cannot delete. I looked into my security tab or
> > something like to find out that this program gave itself a special
> > permission
> > in. I have tried many things to try and remove it from spy/adware
> > sweepers
> > nothing picks it up to where I can get rid of it. I even tried to do a
> > system restore but all of a sudden my system only goes back as far as when
> > the program installed itself, so that option is out. I'm currently on
> > Vista
> > and am wondering if I reload the Vista disc will that do the trick, please
> > lend some guidance?
>
>
 

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#5
Thank you for the info and website, it was helpful, but I would still like to
remove it, but can't due to permissions being block by it.
Have you tried to take ownership of the file, then try deleting it yet? It should give you the permission needed to delete it. If not, then boot into Safe Mode and take ownership of it from there, and delete it. This tutorial will show you how to take ownership of the file.

Take Ownership of file

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SillyDog

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The way that I approached this problem (that I think is ok !) was to go to ;
Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services
Then
Click Name column heading to order list by name
Look down the list for KService
Right-Click & Select Disable
ie - I did not try removing it I just turned it off as such.
Have had no problems since doing so.
 

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FromTheRafters

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"SillyDog" <guest@newsgroup-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> The way that I approached this problem (that I think is ok !) was to
> go
> to ;
> Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services
> Then
> Click Name column heading to order list by name
> Look down the list for KService
> Right-Click & Select Disable
> ie - I did not try removing it I just turned it off as such.
> Have had no problems since doing so.
12-11-2007

Maybe Shawn is still monitoring this thread and will reply after all
this time.

I won't be holding my breath.
 

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#8
The thread's a bit old for the OP, but thank you for sharing your results for the next person. :)

The way that I approached this problem (that I think is ok !) was to go to ;
Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services
Then
Click Name column heading to order list by name
Look down the list for KService
Right-Click & Select Disable
ie - I did not try removing it I just turned it off as such.
Have had no problems since doing so.
 

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Joan Archer

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> "SillyDog" <guest@newsgroup-email.com> wrote in message
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>>
>> The way that I approached this problem (that I think is ok !) was to go
>> to ;
>> Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services
>> Then
>> Click Name column heading to order list by name
>> Look down the list for KService
>> Right-Click & Select Disable
>> ie - I did not try removing it I just turned it off as such.
>> Have had no problems since doing so.
>
> 12-11-2007
>
> Maybe Shawn is still monitoring this thread and will reply after all this
> time.
>
> I won't be holding my breath.
>
 

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